New Subaru Outback on sale in NZ this month

New Subaru Outback on sale in NZ this month

Subaru Outback 2010

The 2010 new generation Subaru All Wheel Drive Outback is on sale in New Zealand from 28th August with a new look, more spacious interior, improved fuel economy and some technical advances across the range.

The new Outback sees a continuation of the Subaru All Wheel Drive system, low-slung Boxer engine and symmetrical drive train but with a new chassis and suspension.

Fuel consumption is improved in every Outback model, but most frugal is the Outback 2.5i 6-speed CVT auto.  This model has an official fuel economy rating of just 8.4-litres per 100km — making it the most fuel-efficient petrol 4WD SUV/crossover over 1,500cc in New Zealand according to official fuel economy figures. Emissions performance is also improved across the entire range.

The larger cabin offers greater comfort, with better shoulder, head and legroom. Back seat improvements have been made in legroom and more foot room under the front seats.

And there is more luggage space in the cargo area which has a wider opening for easier loading of large items.

“The new Outback is the smart alternative to large fuel-gulping SUV’s”, says Graeme Woodlands, Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “Outback has the size, comfort and road presence offered by large SUV’s but is safer for families and much more fuel efficient.  It also has handling and performance superior to most cars. What’s more, our renowned All Wheel Drive system is a full time system — offering safety and performance advantages not offered by many other part-time systems.”

Drivability is addressed  with the introduction of multiple technical changes, including the option of Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in 2.5-litre models and Outback’s largest engine yet – the powerful and lightweight 3.6-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder Boxer. It produces 191 kWs and 350 Nm of torque and can run on 91 octane fuel for greater savings at the petrol pump.

The All Wheel Drive Outback also raises the safety bar with the addition of a knee SRS airbag for the driver and an engine “cradle” that folds to absorb energy in heavy frontal collisions.

A five-star ANCAP safety rating is anticipated across the range with the official results coming in September — the addition of a driver knee SRS airbag takes the total number of airbags to seven and the cabin has been strengthened in strategic areas.

Steering wheel paddle shifters are standard on all CVT models and the range topping Outback 3.6R which comes with a five speed automatic gearbox.

Keyless access and a push button start system is fitted to the 3.6R model, which also has automatic dusk sensing headlights that respond to specific driving conditions and automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers for good driver vision.

The high level specification Outback 2.5i has a choice of Lineartronic CVT or six-speed manual transmission sitting on 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60/R17 tyres and 200mm ground clearance. It is priced from $45,490.

The Outback 2.5i Premium adds leather upholstery, 10-way memory power driver’s seat, electric sunroof and rear air vents and costs $52,490.

The Outback 3.6R Premium includes the six-cylinder engine, five-speed Sportshift automatic, leather trim, 8-way power passenger seat, Xenon HID headlights, electric sunroof, push button start, rain sensing washers and fully automatic dusk sensing headlights and is tagged at $59,990.

Subaru Outback 2010

The 2010 new generation Subaru All Wheel Drive Outback is on sale in New Zealand from 28th August with a new look, more spacious interior, improved fuel economy and some technical advances across the range.

The new Outback sees a continuation of the Subaru All Wheel Drive system, low-slung Boxer engine and symmetrical drive train but with a new chassis and suspension.

Fuel consumption is improved in every Outback model, but most frugal is the Outback 2.5i 6-speed CVT auto.  This model has an official fuel economy rating of just 8.4-litres per 100km — making it the most fuel-efficient petrol 4WD SUV/crossover over 1,500cc in New Zealand according to official fuel economy figures. Emissions performance is also improved across the entire range.

The larger cabin offers greater comfort, with better shoulder, head and legroom. Back seat improvements have been made in legroom and more foot room under the front seats.

And there is more luggage space in the cargo area which has a wider opening for easier loading of large items.

“The new Outback is the smart alternative to large fuel-gulping SUV’s”, says Graeme Woodlands, Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “Outback has the size, comfort and road presence offered by large SUV’s but is safer for families and much more fuel efficient.  It also has handling and performance superior to most cars. What’s more, our renowned All Wheel Drive system is a full time system — offering safety and performance advantages not offered by many other part-time systems.”

Drivability is addressed  with the introduction of multiple technical changes, including the option of Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in 2.5-litre models and Outback’s largest engine yet – the powerful and lightweight 3.6-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder Boxer. It produces 191 kWs and 350 Nm of torque and can run on 91 octane fuel for greater savings at the petrol pump.

The All Wheel Drive Outback also raises the safety bar with the addition of a knee SRS airbag for the driver and an engine “cradle” that folds to absorb energy in heavy frontal collisions.

A five-star ANCAP safety rating is anticipated across the range with the official results coming in September — the addition of a driver knee SRS airbag takes the total number of airbags to seven and the cabin has been strengthened in strategic areas.

Steering wheel paddle shifters are standard on all CVT models and the range topping Outback 3.6R which comes with a five speed automatic gearbox.

Keyless access and a push button start system is fitted to the 3.6R model, which also has automatic dusk sensing headlights that respond to specific driving conditions and automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers for good driver vision.

The high level specification Outback 2.5i has a choice of Lineartronic CVT or six-speed manual transmission sitting on 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60/R17 tyres and 200mm ground clearance. It is priced from $45,490.

The Outback 2.5i Premium adds leather upholstery, 10-way memory power driver’s seat, electric sunroof and rear air vents and costs $52,490.

The Outback 3.6R Premium includes the six-cylinder engine, five-speed Sportshift automatic, leather trim, 8-way power passenger seat, Xenon HID headlights, electric sunroof, push button start, rain sensing washers and fully automatic dusk sensing headlights and is tagged at $59,990.

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